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than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished
memory lane and in 2009 here is barack obama. we stated it earlier. 8.3 million americans, fewer americans working than when he took office four years ago, but here is obama. how appropriate these words would even be today what he said in 2009. >> our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. homes have been lost. jobs shed, businesses shattered. our health care is too costly our schools fail too many and each day brings further evidence that the way we use energy strengthens our a adversarie adversaries. >> in light of where we stand today. >> the president says there is a spending probl is-- the spending problem before he came into office, roughly 2.5 trillion in revenues, and about 2.9, just less than 2.9. 2.8 trillion in spending. today revenues have recovered so that this year they'll be at 2.9 trillion. they're over 300 billion dollars from where they were when he came into office, but spending has gone up to 3.5 1/2 trillion dollars.
it go? we'll give you both sides. >> obama: my fellow americans we are made for this moment, and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> cenk: oh, together with the republicans. no, some good moments and not so great moments in the speech and over all day we'll give you all of that, and there was one person who was definitely not happy with what went down. his brother dr. cornell west. >> when i got the news that my dear brother barack obama president obama, was going to put his hand on martin luther king jr.'s bible i got upset. >> cenk: why did he get upset? we'll explain. and lupe fiasco. a wrapper we've had on the show. they were not happy with him either. he was thrown out of a party. for this. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: is he right? practice the partywere the partyers right? that's what we discuss on this show. that's exactly why it's go time. >> cenk: you know how these inauguration events go. there's a lot of talk about this is the moment. in fact, give me a moment here. oh there it is. there is the president and first lady walking down the street. now, this alw
americans remains so. personally, personally barack obama very popular. i think his personal rate is around 59%. job approval 52. how can this country in the space of, what, almost 30 years, change so dramatically in our philosophy? >> well, first of all, obama today did say that it's a fiction to believe that government alone can solve all of the problems. so he is taking somewhat of a middle course now. if you look at that speech, i mean, it's an odd speech he just threw out things. there is kind of no coherent plan and, again, i think the missed opportunity was to say to the american public and the world, look, this is where i'm going. this is what matters. one, two, three. these are the things i'm going to do. and there was a scatter shot approach. and i think a lot of the speech was unnecessarily vague. >> you didn't answer my question. i know it's a little bit of an esoteric nation. how county nation change in less than 30 years where we are rornld reagan becomes icon into what we have now which is 1 will 0 degrees opposite? what changed? >> i think part of this and looking at preside
a pro. personal story segment tonight, how does president obama rank among american presidents. author of the best selling book thomas jefferson the art of power john meacham. i want to get to the woodward question that he didn't really answer. reagan, obama, less than 30 years, what's happened in america? >> i think, you know, f.d.r. once said that great presidents become great because they come to power at a moment when ideas in the life of the nation require clarification. and they offer that clarification. ronald reagan's rise was an answer to the excesses of the new deal and the great society. he has a man who brought the conversation from the first point being what can the state do to being what the market can do? i think what's happened in the last 30 years and what's happening right now is that we know in our hearts that the choices we face that you just alluded to, the gao report, the expensive healthcare. the expense of the entitlements, the idea that so much of our future is mortgaged and only growing higher is a tough choice. and we're not apparently ready as a people and c
named barack obama would become african-american president for the first time in our nation's history. i don't know if king dreamed it. i don't know if anyone has researched that, but that came to pass more rapidly than many of us maked imagined possible. >> john: i can't stop that. i just hope the speech inspires the next generation. activist and author kristal brent zook and political activist tom hayden. thank you both for being here this evening. >> thank you. >> john: saturday was gun appreciation day and it was a very good day for my panel of comedians coming right up. the pomp, the circumstance the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential inauguration plus insight into obama's second term. only on current tv. >> john: many americans spent the weekend appreciating our system of democracy while others spent time appreciating the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. and then some spent time appreciating--guns. because after the horrific shooting in nu town one month ago what better time to appreciate the guns that made it all possible. saturday was a national gun a
obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it together. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then sure lit love we commit to one another must be equally as well. >> reporter: foreign policy was noticeably absent from his address though he harolded a decade of war, touting a recovering economy and acknowledged the lessons still ahead. >> the commitments we make to each other, these things do not sap our nation. they strengthen us. >> reporter: he gave mitt romney this line. >> they do not make us a nation of tears. ♪ la >> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shad
and kids taking kissing pictures of their parents. as for michelle obama's outfit, it was by american designer thom browne. whether you like it or not, it could have been worse. imagine these other designed by browne, instead of the obamas, it could have been the inauguration of the monster. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> i don't know about you, kate, but i had a great time watching all of this, the serious, the not so serious, and now people are going to go out there and have a few laughs. >> quite a day from the official ceremony on the west front of the capitol to all of the fun we have been having covering the parade and watching the president watch the parade from the reviewing stand. quite a day, and it's not even over yet for them. >> piers morgan, anderson cooper, erin burnett are getting ready to cover some of the fun, blacklife tie inaugural balls. they're only just beginning. >> only just beginning. there's a live picture we're seeing of one of the balls. the next question, what is everyone wearing? >> and we want to know hot the first lady will be wearing. of course, you w
. and thousands of people showed up to celebrate american democracy. president barack obama taking the oath of office, vowing in his second term that americans would not have to choose between budget cutting and taking care of seniors and children. and then, of course, it was time for the inaugural parade. 0 our steve handlesman is live at the white house with the very latest this evening. and they're at the second ball, mrs. obama looking beautiful in a jason wu gown. >> reporter: stealing the attention again from the president. she is much beloved here in washington on both side of the political aisle. president obama's main theme on this second inaugural day was national unity since there's an awful lot that we can get done if americans get together. at the president's second swearing in by supreme court chief justice john roberts, hundreds of thousands jammed the national mall. president obama had his hand on bibles use d by president lincon and martin luther king. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people -- >> reporter: in his inaugural address president
a forceful case for economic equality and the social safety net president obama championed the american belief in equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, becoming the first american president to use the word gay in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> after remaining nearly silent on the issue for most of his first term, the president spoke with renewed commitment regarding climate change and the urgent battle to combat it. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> after outlining this broad, ambitious agenda, the president then went to lunch with the people who will seek to block it. surrounded by congressional republicans, president obama acknowledged the gulf separating him from his adversaries on capitol hill. >> i recognize there are profound differences in
that could create thousands of jobs for americans who desperately need them. when we come back, is the obama administration the least transparent? history? a new report. mentioned gay marriage, immigration, climate change, but where was the talk about unemployment in president obama's inaugural address? more reaction coming up. ♪ what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ gerri: democratic apoll gists saying the president gets to the economic agenda, get to it in the state of the union next month. don't hold your breath. the 2,000 word speech from the inauguration, the economy, the number one issue for so many voters, is only mentioned three times. with more on this, todd buckles, former white house economic adviser to president george hw bush. todd, welcome back to the show. was this fr
the inauguration ceremony of an american president, and his second inauguration of this president, barack obama beginning his second term after saying that americans must seize the moment and their challenges. we leave you with these images of inauguration day. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. and in this capacity for risk and the gift for reinvestment. >> congratulations, mr. president. -- >> we are made for this moment and as long as we seize this together -- >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailor solutions in a wide range of indu
, the gulf, iraq -- >> joe biden speaking at the american legion ball. we anticipate seeing president obama and michelle obama at the commander's ball any moment now. we're going to bring that image to you, as i said before. a lot of folks watching very closely to see what michelle obama will be wearing. a lot of those guests have come to witness the inaugural ball. and there is a lot of excitement. you can't sort of underestimate the impact on american designers that this ball gown will have, that michelle obama wears. >> it's sort of like the olympics of fashion. you know, you can see them sitting there just waiting to see who is going to get the gold medal. one of them will. and whoever it is has got it made for the rest of his or her life. >> the amazing thing, it's not like the oscars where the designer knows in advance that some star is going to be wearing them. the designers have no idea what of the 12 or 15 dresses that she had to choose from that they have made for her that she's going to select. >> the anxiety they're feeling right now. i'm anxious to see who she's wearing coming
the pillar, i think, of moral consciousness for the new patriotism that obama is for. but he didn't stop with african-americans. he's now expanding it. he's talking about the lesbian and gay struggle, talking about latinos. wanting this new american patriotism to include everybody. i say there's a difference now between the liberty only form of patriotism that you her from some people in the far right. liberty and justice for all patriotism, and this speech, i think, is really going to mark that new patriotism. >> can i jump in on that other thing, similarities? king was on the whole poverty conversation and the justice, poverty, you know, next question about justice, the next thing was about poverty, but there's a connection there with obama also. remember, when obama first graduated from ivy league college, he didn't go to wall street or k street in d.c., he went and became a community organizer, working on issues of poverty. a lot of people sort of on the left would argue, and especially from the black community, argue now that quite frankly, what happened to that obama, the community
being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio -- an audio enema, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president
, president obama also made history for being the first african american president. but how about this line-up of other titles, from news week? the first gay president in new york magazine, the first jewish president. from the washington post piece by dana millbank, barack obama. in 2009, a french news agency ran a piece hitled an american president. and then radio host gerald geraldo rivera first dubbed him the first hispanic president. and there are many more first term firsts for president obama, some serious, some not quite so siers at all. >> it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're willing to try. >> i urge you to choose chicago. i urge you to choose america. and if you do, if we walk this path together, then i promise you this, the city of chicago and the united states of america will make the world proud. >> this was really convenient. i can't tell you who i voted for. >> i don't have a cell phone. >> i can get you one. i know a g
with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate
by the majority of americans feared at the moment, obama securing the task although the rise of anti-american appraising encoding of the master of libyan success in afghanistan has minimally raised the issue with defense of the nation as an ingredient in the coming election. the obama society economic opportunity inherited the worst economic crisis since the great depression, but the president is now called responsible for continuation of high unemployment and minimal hope for his improvement and also for increases in the dead end deficit. his job legislation proposals are not well received the republicans. the administration has not proposed any innovative resolution for the severe downturn in housing and some believe he should have supported and promoted simpson/bowles deficit reduction proposal. he's not been able to significantly expand economic opportunity. how has obama used the tools of leadership? he attempts to communicate his vision of proposal, but he said. so often on television that overexposure was occurring. he's a capable public speaker, beseeches frequently like this. he show
. >>> and as we know, this is also the second time for michelle obama, who has been such a force in american life. obtaining jobs for military families. thousands and thousands of them. and also for health and nutrition for american children. but as we know, she has to contend with the scrutiny of what she wears. and tonight, the question -- why does it matter so much? abc's deborah roberts is here with us to explain. >> reporter: michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue silk coat by a little known american, thom browne, who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it today. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have, you know, chosen from and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not ladies wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal, phenomenal career-maker. >> reporter: it's that $14 million boost for any designer she wears. and the steady profits she delivers to the mass market brands sh
, if you ask the american people, president obama should focus on something, would it be equality or economic renewal, most americans would say economic renewal. >> do you think he won't be focusing on it because he spoke about equality today? >> well, not because he spoke about equality today. it is because he elevated it as a central theme of his presidency and he said that without that, there is no progress. no economic -- that comes morally and i think linearly first. that's not i think what the american people would think. >> but here's what i think is actually happening. the trickle down economic model that says, when the wealthy do well, everybody else will do better. i think it has been discredited. i think what obama firmly believes is that the economy grows from the middle class out. so therefore, it used to be the case you would say either you're concerned about growth or about equality. i think what obama believes is that when you have too much inequality, you cannot get the growth. >> well, for the next two years you're not talking about the middle class out. you're t
issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change and gay rights and equal pay for women and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. >> reporter: no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking the parade route. then more personal moments, enjoying the festivities and music from the comfort of their viewing stand. >> so lots of moments but perhaps the biggest question of all, what was michelle obama going to be wearing to the balls? turns out she wore a dress, a red long gown and that's the same designer from four years ago, jason wu. we're live in washington, back to you. >>> once again, the inaugural celebration is in full swing. this is a live picture of the commander in chief's ball. that is taking place inside the washington convention center. there are only two off
president obama made history by acknowledging the struggle for equal rights for gay and lesbian americans and made it part of america's civil rights tradition. here's more of what the history books will record. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for you. the first latino american to read a poem at this inaugu
." with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on a number of key issues, obama pushed for unity: >> "my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change, as well as gay rights and equal pay for women. and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> "for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." >> reporter: and no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking part of the famed parade route. then, more personal moments -- enjoying the festivities, and music, from the comfort of their viewing stand in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> 30's right now in napa, vallejo and concord. warmer in daly city. we are expecting another beautiful day. the afternoon highs and are in the 60s for los gatos. and for the north bay, low 60s through napa and santa rosa. your full forecast, coming up. >> pam: celebrating the life of dr martin luther king on the holiday whic
with obama on immigration and gay rights. majority of american people -- >> greg: how do i feel about gay rights? what are you talking about? >> dana: let's ask. >> bob: gay rights. gay marriage? you don't need constitutional amendment. >> dana: who talks about gay marriage anymore? name the republican who out front on that? >> bob: they duck on it. >> dana: name one. there isn't. >> bob: i will give you every republican -- >> dana: talk about gay marriage? [ overtalk ] >> greg: i was for gay marriage before obama. >> eric: look at the mainstream media swoon over barack obama. watch. >> reminds me of lincoln in that speech. gettysburg address. second inaugural itself. >> i was moved. to be up there in frozen crowd. >> president went past where i am now, i will wave to the president. >> i can see the president right now in the limo. >> mr. president, mr. president, is the weather good? that's fantasticbe! >> wow! >> that is huge! >> wow! >> yes! >> eric: surprised by that? >> greg: you don't think obama and reagan got that response? >> andrea: they want to pinch themselves and talk about h
. >> reporter: carol heys would never imagine she could see an african-american president sworn in. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not
to watch this parade. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from washington, d.c. president obama starts his second term in a big way. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> president barack obama begins four more years with a progressive barn burner. >> you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time. >> it was the 57th presidential inauguration for the 44th commander in chief, or as fox news calls it -- >> the most depressing day of the year. >> tonight congressman keith ellison of the house progressive caucus on the president's call to arms. john nichols of the nation magazine on his defense of the big three. terry o'neill on a historic speech for women. jonathan alter and james peterson on the cultural impact of a president linking seneca falls, selma and stonewall. and my thoughts on a new hope for the american class. >> progress doe
connect the root tunis on joe, was barack obama senior's third wife, second american way. >> has she tacked to the media quiet >> she has never talked to anyone. this is one of the key interviews. >> is the only interview that over here. was it worth coming over for? >> that is a tough question. yeah. it's too hypothetical. >> host: thank you for giving me socratic. she helped pythagoras baker and that was very important. in that interview, i'll never forget sitting in the back of the kenner carts on the lawn for several hours and was pouring our hearts out. >> host: after she married barack obama she divorced him in state in kenya. just as she did. she married an african and took that name and had two children by barack senior and i matter they her second husband. she stayed the whole time. she's still very much part of the nairobi community and as renÉe kenner curtain there for many years. posted may 1864 to 1963 they were married. how long had she known him before she essentially quit: 30 kenya? just as she finished school, but was teaching by that point. she no longer new. one
>>> reaching across the aisle. u.s. president barack obama called for unity as he embarks on his second term. barack obama avoided the words "democrat" and "republican." but he's made it clear he wants americans of different political stripes to work together. he laid out his vision for his next four years in his second inaugural address. obama was sworn in in public, something he had done in private the day before. former president, state governors and members of congress braved the cold alongside him. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> obama described his priorities for his second term from the domestic economy and diplomacy to climate change. he talked about values and principles common to all americans. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of the rising middle class. >> no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future. or build the roads and networks and research labs that
," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on since mid december, and he delivered it rather in a much different climate than he had four years ago, and he was dealing with two wars and also a financial crisis this time, the president used history to help define a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: and so it began. the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and he will shall seize it together. >> reporter: the speech was rooted in history and fittingly on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we h
operation that will operate throughout president obama's second term. nobody has any idea what that is going to be like or how that is going to work, because nobody has ever done this before in american politics. joining us now to talk about the inauguration and this development in our politics is dan rather, the anchor and managing editor of access reports on tv. happy inauguration day. thank you for joining us. >> happy inauguration day to you, and what a job you have done, rachel, and what a day for the country. one can be blase about a lot. but we can't be blase about a day like this where a reelected person of color becomes president of the united states for another four years. listen, i don't care whether you're republican, democrat, mugwamp, whatever, it's a day where you have to say what a country. >> dan, i have said that there is no precedent for exactly the way the president is planning on spending his second term. obviously every presidency is different. political strategy evolves over time as presidents evolve over time. is this president planning something that is materially di
the election of the first african-american president. president obama is only the 16th sitting chief executive to be returned to office. he is the first president since dwight eisenhower to win two consecutive elections with more than 51% of the popular vote. he won for the 372 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206 and spent part of the morning at the white house having coffee with bipartisan leadership. >> this is the second time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families a
. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> our washington correspondent was there. you were at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a message to republicans meaning let's work together for a change to try to make things better in america, especially economically speaking and also for the budget. now equality is something that rsonates very well with his voters. not just about gender and race equality but equality for immigrants. he talked about that quite a lot. that is the point that might translate into serious political action. as we all know the latina community is affected by immigration and they helped to re-elect barack obama. major project coming up there. the last point that is important for us europeans, he talked about climate change. he signaled
@foxnews.com. >>> coming up next they released this pastor from jail but this american wife is telling a different story. >> the obama family celebrating a second term in the white house. the numbers might not give us reason to celebrate. presidential historian is going to take a look for us. flush ♪ [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ >> good morning to you. it is 26 after the hour. a former teacher picking bill ayers to give the keynote speech. he will give the conference. he admitted to taking part in the bombing of the pentagon in the 70's. >> his wife says a new report coming out of that country claims her husband has been released but that is not true. the pastor has been locked up since september for his christian beliefs. his trial started yesterday. ainsley? >> the celebration is now over it is time for the president to get to work. compared to other two term presidents where does president obama stand at the start of his second term? our presidential historian is here. >> good to sea you. let's talk about unemp
will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media
obama give. it was really tracing american history and saying to keep faith to our ideals we have to change in a llective direction. we have to guarantee women equal income for the same work, he he mentioned gay rights and climate change and preserving medicare and social security. i thought it was laying down a liberal agenda." did you see it that way, mark? >> i think without a doubt, this was a progressive speech from a guy who has offered himself up sometimes as something more post-partisan. no doubt that almost every major progressive desire, vision o amica wa laid out i the spee. again, nothing surprising about what he believes. i thought the most surprising thing about the speech-- and it goes the point david brooks is making-- there's something surprising in it. there's nothing he said about these issues are important to him that was new or fresh or allowed us to see into his vision of how to move the country forward on them as opposed to simply saying "i am a progressive and these are the things i believe and i'll fight for." >> rose: how do you see this, john? this liber
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